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The Rebuild New York Now campaign stopped in downtown Buffalo on Monday and warned about the dangers of crumbling infrastructure.

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More than 50 students rallied and marched across the Niagara University campus Monday speaking out against what they say are "social and racial inequalities" at their school. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley was there as students marched to the president's office.

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A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with raping a college student in broad daylight earlier this month in Hillery Park.

50 new homes celebrated at Buffalo's AD Price site

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Completion of the latest phase of an affordable housing development project in Buffalo was celebrated Monday morning, as a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark 50 new housing units at the AD Price site.

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A new group has been launched to help expand Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing platforms across the state. The effort is being led by the Internet Association, which represents dozens of well known companies, from Amazon to Zenga.

Food Bank of WNY

When a bird flu wiped out 8 million turkeys, food banks across the country expressed concern that many families in financial need might be deprived of a Thanksgiving Day ritual.

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The new owner of Rural Metro is vowing to improve ambulance service.

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As Buffalo and the Catholic Diocese have closed schools, the buildings have gone off-line and into an aging and empty status. Now, the demand for better housing is making some of the buildings more attractive for re-use.

Yes, soup for you!

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Wendy Guild Swearingen

As the November issue of Buffalo Spree magazine proclaims, it’s soup season in Western New York. Spree associate editor and WBFO contributor Wendy Guild Swearingen visited one local restaurant, Buffalo Proper, to find out what’s hot in the soup world.

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One of Buffalo's most socially active churches has a new pastor today. Rev. Joan Montagnes was installed as pastor of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Buffalo Sunday night.

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The dead and wounded of Paris' terror attacks last Friday were remembered Sunday in Lafayette Square, named for the French supporter of the American Revolution.

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On Sunday County Executive Mark Poloncarz responded to County Legislator Joseph Lorigo's call to reverse his stance on accepting Syrian refugees.

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Approximately 20 states and the District of Columbia have joined a coalition that urges the Supreme Court to protect workers' rights to organize.

A UB professor who spent time in France earlier this year is expressing relief that she didn't lose any friends in Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris have left a few University at Buffalo students frightened for their well-being.

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Buffalo's proposed Green Code was rolled out to the public Saturday during a meeting at the ECC City Campus.

The terrorist attack in Paris has left residents fearful and uneasy. One resident, Elizabeth Kish describes her experience Friday night.

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The deadly terrorist attack in Paris has left a few families of University at Buffalo students shaken up. Six UB students are currently in France studying abroad.

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A wrong-way driver caused a fatal, multi-car crash this morning along the Niagara Thruway.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered New York law enforcement and Homeland Security agencies to remain vigilant after the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday.

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The Cantalician Center for Learning celebrated the opening of its Diversified Labor Solutions division on Friday.

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Some refugees seeking asylum in Buffalo have experienced or witnessed torture in their countries. WBFO's Eileen Buckley say the Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture is working to train doctors to assist in the on-going treatment of these victims.

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State Senator Marc Panepinto, a Buffalo Democrat, urged his Republican colleagues to get behind a proposal that would fund paid family leave in New York State through a modest payroll deduction of less than a dollar per week.

Often when a marriage or a relationship is falling apart, there is some form of domestic violence.


Who says there are no downtown spots for people to start their holiday shopping? Buffalo's HarborCenter hosted its first-ever Holiday Season Kickoff at The Shops Friday afternoon.

WNY cleans up from high winds and waves

Nov 13, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

From downed trees and power lines to flooded roadways, the high winds that arrived Thursday night left a trail of damage throughout Western New York.

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A homecoming of sorts gets underway at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this weekend. A new exhibit titled "Monet and the Impressionist Revolution" opens to the public Sunday.

The Bills' 22-17 victory over the New York Jets Thursday night was fueled by the production of their offensive backfield. On Friday morning's Beyond the Playbook, analyst Matt Sabuda says key performances were turned in by LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams.

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High winds damaged a signal light at the busy intersection of the 198 at Parkside Avenue in Buffalo.

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York

As Western New Yorkers anxiously await the first sign of winter white, New York’s Christmas tree farmers are hoping to see a lot of green this holiday season.